The Furious are Back

By Karina Patel, Courier Staff Writer

The Fate of the Furious, alternatively known as Fast & Furious 8, is the eighth installment of The Fast and Furious Franchise.

The film, which comes out this April, is directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. The film will star Vin Diesel as Dominic, Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs, Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz, Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce, Chris Bridges as Tej Parker, and Charlize Theron as Cipher– the newest villain who torments Dominic and his crew.

The story starts with Dom and Letty, who are on their honeymoon in Cuba; Brian and Mia have also retired from the “game”. When a mysterious woman seduces Dominic into the world of crime that he can’t seem to escape, he betrays the people he most cares about: his family.  The family that he has fought so hard to protect will now fight for the man that made them a family. With the help of Deckard Shaw and Mr. Nobody, the team travels to the icy plains of Barent Sea to bring Dominic home and restore their family.

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Frank Ocean drop’s new single ‘Chanel’

By Andrea Buenrostro

After releasing his sophomore album last summer, Frank Ocean is back with a new single titled ‘Chanel’.

Fans were pleasantly surprised to hear a new song by Ocean, last Friday, on his “Blonded” radio segment on Beats 1 (an exclusive Apple Music radio station). Considering fans had to wait 4 years for his second album to release, 7 months for any news seemed like a miracle. Although Ocean typically produces his own music, he teamed up with Swedish productive duo “Jarami” to create ‘Chanel’. On the radio show, the remix of the song featuring American rapper, ASAP Rocky, was also aired. After the single was released, Ocean headed to his tumblr to post a picture of the cover alongside of the lyrics.

‘Chanel’ is a 3 and a half minute piano sombered track with a mellow hip-hop beat. Frank takes turns singing and speaking more rapidly throughout it. Fanatics have already started to dissect the lyrics, and have come to the conclusion that theme might be about his bisexuality. Right off the bat, the chorus reads, “I see both sides like Chanel, I see on both sides like Chanel,” which refers to the French high end fashion brand but can also be interpreted as he sees both sides of his sexuality, homo and hetero. He compares his duality to the Chanel logo, that has two C’s facing the opposite direction.

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Colts Gearing up for the Big Game

By Jordan McGlory, Courier Sports Editor

The Logan Boys Basketball is preparing for a big game. This Friday, they will play Roosevelt High for the State Championship, in the Sacramento Kings new arena, Golden 1 Center.

Although the team fell short of an NCS title, they have since bounced
back and gone strong in the state championship run. The boys have netted wins against Modesto Christian, San Leandro, and their most recently, a talented Palo Alto squad.

This marks the first time in over 30 years that Logan Basketball has reached the state championships. The last time they achieved this feat, in 1985, the Colts fell short. Now, the team has different plans and hopes to make history by putting Logan basketball on the map.

Shooting guard Ryan Parilla stated,”It’s a blessing getting to where we are now […] To be honest, I didn’t think we would make it this far. People say we had a Cinderella story, but that’s not true. We’ve been doing work right after the season ended last year, we set goals, and we achieved most of them. We won the league, made it to NorCal, but fell short. Now we have the opportunity to win state, and no one believes in us but ourselves. Our drive to prove them all wrong fuels our fire and makes us desire the title even more.”

Logan plans on bringing three fan buses to the game so the team can have the maximum support. This Friday, come to Sacramento to cheer on the Colts in a final game to an exciting season.

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Shameless and its dysfunctional family

By Michael Morales, Courier Staff Writer

When I was browsing for a new show to binge watch on Netflix my uncle introduced me to Shameless. This show is kind of like The Office because a British version of the show exists but besides that they’re total opposites. I definitely do not recommend anyone under the age of 18 to watch this show because the vulgarity and nudity will be too much to handle. Currently season 1-7 is available on Netflix and a season 8 although not officially announced will be coming soon. Here is a review of what I believe is Showtime’s best show to date.

To understand the show we must first understand each character and the family as a whole. Currently there are 7 members in the Gallagher family Frank, Fiona, Lip, Ian, Debbie, Carl and Liam. Frank is a widowed substance abuser who has failed to raise his 6 children for the past 2 decades, Fiona is the real head of the household who has raised all the children inevitably sacrificing her own childhood. Fiona is constantly falling in and out of relationships with criminals and junkies when she is not using the families saving to fund her business ventures. Lip is a MIT drop out who is struggling with alcohol himself after having sexual relations with his married professor. (more…)

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Logan Punjabi Club hosted the annual Logan Lohri last month

By Harleen Kaur, Courier Staff Writer

Logan Lohri is a cultural event, which recently occurred at James Logan High School on Friday, February 10, 2017. It was held in the little theatre and sponsored by Punjabi club. The purpose of the event was to celebrate a Punjabi holiday, known as Lohri. Tickets at the door were $12, whereas, pre-sale tickets cost $10. Logan Lohri lasted from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

More than 50 people went to the event, earning the club around $500 to $600. The event first got kicked off with presentations about the history of the holiday itself. Students were also taught about how and why Lohri is celebrated. Several students, including Noor Gill and Angie Dhillon learned that Lohri is celebrated to commemorate the birth of a newborn, a newly wed couple, the passing of the winter solstice, and that the most profit earning crops have now been harvested in Punjab.

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A sticky situation

By Cameren Brown, Courier Staff Writer

Just about everywhere we walk on campus, there’s one thing that follows us. Gum. You know all those black spots all over the ground? That’s what most of that stuff is.

I asked a few students what all this gum makes them think of the campus. Most certainly had concern with it such as senior Austin Sanders,who said “It makes me wonder what parents think when walking on campus during something like open house.” Indeed, a school’s campus should reflect its students, and parents would probably like their kids to be reflected in a better light. Another senior, Armando, put most the blame to the students, “some people are just hoodlums, spitting everywhere.” Of course, we can assume that over the many years students are the prime contributors of this. Which raises the question, what’s the solution? (more…)

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Fremont woman sentenced six years for manslaughter

By Amanda Anabeza, Courier Staff Writer

This past Monday, a 25 year old woman was sentenced to six years by an Alameda County Judge for running over a man  who was a tow truck driver back in 2014. The Fremont resident was said to be under the influence of drugs.

In honor of William Sampson, a 22 year old Sacramento resident, many friends and family attended the hearing. Volunteers from Mothers Against Drunk Driving were also there for her sentencing. In addition, Melissa Fan Ho, the woman involved in the accident, was ordered to take part in mental health and drug rehabilitation programs during her incarceration.

Ho admitted to police that she abused the use of cocaine during her shift at Dave & Busters and had a friend accompany her through the night abusing other substances. She used to Methamphetamine, amphetamine, THC, medication , along with the cocaine to treat her heroin addiction, and they were all present in her system according to the urine test she took after the accident. Ho was not convicted of DUI in association with Sampson’s tragic death, despite prosecutor Angela Backer’s best efforts.

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Mahershala Ali makes history as the first Muslim American actor to win an Oscar

By Karina Patel, Courier Staff Writer

Mahershala Ali, an East Bay native, had just won an Oscar for Best Supporting actor.

Born on February 16, 1974, in Oakland, California, Mahershalalhashbaz “Mahershala” Ali was raised by his parents in Hayward, California. Raised as a Christian by his mother, an ordained minister, he later converted to Islam and changed his last from Gilmore to Ali.

When Mahershala Ali was in Graduate School he was introduced to a mosque after he was having doubts about the “divinity of Jesus”. This is where his interest in converting began to spark.

Mahershala Ali is an American-Muslim actor who has appeared in many shows such as Crossing Jordan and House of Cards and not to mention one of the latest films, Hidden Figures. Ali is most known for his portrayal of Remy Danton in the Netflix series House of Cards and Colonel Boggs in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2.

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Lunchtime nightmares for many students across the country

By Leslie Sanroman, Courier Staff Writer

Students all over James Logan High have mixed feelings about the school’s not-so-nutritious lunch.

Thousands of students across the world eat school lunch everyday,  and all having very different opinions of it. Some students can agree that the lunch their school serves is unappealing, and with the increasing prices, not worth it. However, some do not complain and claim that some of the meals sold are actually good. Nonetheless, something that we all can agree on, is that the food is not as healthy as they make it seem to be.

There are a variety of meals that the school offers to students at Logan such as pastas, salads, sandwiches, chinese food, pizza, etc. Yet most of them either look or taste very unappetizing. The school sells reduced fat and baked chips, but neglect to make a change in the type of food they sell. Most of them are frozen foods that are heated up every day during lunchtime.

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Hugh Jackman returns to the role of Wolverine

By John Kenneth Macantan, Courier Staff Writer

After playing the role of wolverine, Hugh Jackman puts on the claws for one more show.

The movie starts off with Logan on a by pass near Mexico, from that scene alone it shows how worn down he is and that he is way past his prime. After destroying the last mutants, Charles is under Logan and Caliban’s care at the border of Mexico.

While working on his limousines gig, Logan meets a mutant, a girl that has the very same unique powers as him. The only way for her to be safe from the people who are chasing her down is to be in North Dakota in order to cross the border to Canada.

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